October 1973. The first church in Rutland, which was also the first organized
church in Rutland County. The quarterly commemorated the 200th anniversary
of the church, which was founded on October 20, 1773. The church was torn
down in 1885, but its historical significance is still honored. It tells us about the
life of the first Pastor in Rutland, Benjah Roots, and also discusses the life of
Pastor William Emerson from Concord, Massachusetts, who was involved in the
Revolutionary War, and Pastor Lemuel Haynes, the pastor from 1788 to 1818.818.